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Arts & Humanities
Think Critically with Tufts
Explore the richness of human thought and the arts at Tufts University. Our open enrollment courses across a variety of topics can help students, no matter where they are on their journey, to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary in today’s fast-paced world. Enroll today!
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Creative Writing: Fiction
Introductory practice and instruction in fiction workshop setting. Includes writing and sharing of original fiction; craft-based discussions of literary texts; generative writing exercises; and written and oral critiques of assignments. Prerequisites: ENG 1 and 2 or completion of the College Writing Requirement
Morning or Evening
Introductory course exploring the fundamentals of clear, confident, and effective communication in one-on-one and group settings. Development of tension management skills, good breathing habits, awareness of body language, and the ability to engage an audience through a series of practical exercises. Specific vocal work focuses on tone, variety of pitch, rate, volume, and articulation.
Exploration of the world of Greco-Roman mythology and its intersections with art, ideology, and ritual. Examination of the stories of the gods and heroes as cognitive tools for interrogating the essential questions of being human: justice and morality, fate and identity, humor and heroism, suffering and triumph, and the meaning of life. Focus on how ancient myth has remained a powerful source of inspiration for millennia, informing the art and narratives of the Renaissance to the present.